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Sonowal iugurates Assam Biotech Conclave

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

‘Science and Technology must bring tangible change in the society’


Guwahati, Jan 5: Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal today iugurated Assam Biotech Conclave 2017 at a city hotel today where eminent researchers, academicians in the field of biotech and representatives of major private pharma players have taken part to deliberate on various aspects of the biotech industry in the state.

Taking part in the iugural function, the Chief Minister said that this Conclave organized by Guwahati Biotech Park in association with Federation of Industries & Commerce of North Eastern region (FINER), Oil India Limited, IIT Guwahati and Science and Technology department will create a synergy between the centers of knowledge creation such as tiol R&D laboratories, Universities, Medical Institutions and research organizations in India and abroad.

Saying that interaction facilitated by this Conclave between the academicians and private biotech players would go a long way in establishing Assam as a biotech hub of the country.

While referring to the State’s potential to be a leader in biotechnology, Chief Minister Sonowal said that investors in the field should come with an open mind to the State and the government is ready to extend all possible help in creating a conducive atmosphere for business.

Inviting all the major players of pharmaceutical industry to set up their manufacturing facilities in the state, Sonowal said the Assam Biotech Hub can play big role in facilitating a bridge between the potential and performance of the sector in the state and create opportunities for the youth here.

Saying that the government is taking steps to make Assam an organic state by chalking out plans for organic cultivation in a big way, Chief Minitster Sonowal expressed hope that science and technology would be able to help in finding solutions to the perennial problems of the state like flood and erosion.

“Science and technological innovations must be practical and should come to the aid of all the sections of society so that there can be tangible change in the lives of the people” Sonowal said.

Science and Technology Minister Keshab Mahanta, who was also present on the occasion, said that the State government is supporting research & development (R&D) in biotechnology sector in a big way and adequate fund will be provided for innovation.

He also announced that a Business Magement department would be soon opened in Guwahati Biotech Park to establish a link between the market and academicians and also help the students to find new opportunities in the field.

Chief Secretary V.K. Pipersenia, Direcor of IIT Guwahati Gautam Barua, FINER chairman Pabitra Buragohain were present among others on the occasion.

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